Chapter One. Introduction

  1. Peter Adey

Published Online: 4 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324631.ch1

Aerial Life: Spaces, Mobilities, Affects

Aerial Life: Spaces, Mobilities, Affects

How to Cite

Adey, P. (2010) Introduction, in Aerial Life: Spaces, Mobilities, Affects, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324631.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 MAY 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182621

Online ISBN: 9781444324631



  • rapid growth in commercial air transportation - personal mobilities and geopolitical relationship implications;
  • Royal Geographical Society in Kensington Gore, London;
  • questions of geography - concerning planet surface, earth-bounding the airmen;
  • Dachau concentration camp, Germany;
  • Lopez's geographies of flying - differentiations and productions of space;
  • airports and aircraft - synonymous with the contemporary mobile world;
  • aeromobilities, of current and modern conditions - sought as barometer of the day;
  • air warfare, subject to scrutiny - by those concerned with payload effectiveness;
  • aeromobilities, shaping the scope of our movements and sort of places;
  • aerial lives as they are lived - and epochal studies of aeroplane culture


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Prologue

  • Overview

  • Aerial Life

  • Powering Up Aerial Geographies

  • The Organization of the Book